37
Students
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

Texas State University / Program in Communication Studies is located in San Marcos, TX, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA)

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 28

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

32
Applied
20
Accepted
12
Enrolled
63%

Applying

40
Application Fee - Domestic
90
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline March 1st March 1st Yes
Spring deadline October 15th October 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Requirements Baccalaureate degree from regionally-accredited institution with minimum GPA of 3.2 in last 60 hours of undergraduate course work, 3 letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, 18 hours of undergraduate course work in communication studies
International Students Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 78
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

37
Total Graduate Students
21%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
78%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 13.51%
Black or African American 8.11%
White or Caucasian 67%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 2.7%
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (24%)
Female (75%)

Faculty

16
Total faculty
Full-time (15)
Part-time (1)
Male (4)
Female (12)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Parent-child processes affecting long term post-disaster psycho-social adjustment, sexual health assessment and risk
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
423,218

Location & Contact

Address 601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX  78666
United States
Contact Dr. Maureen Keeley
Graduate Adviser
Email: mk09@txstate.edu
Phone: 512-245-3133
Fax: 512-245-3138